NX-API: Transport Protocol for Cisco's Data Center Written Exam

NX-API Transport Protocol


Which protocol does NX-API use as its transport?



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A. B. C. D. E.



NX-API ( Cisco Nexus API) is a REST (Representational State Transfer) API that is built on top of the Nexus operating system. It is used to manage and monitor Nexus devices programmatically. When using NX-API, the transport protocol used is HTTP or HTTPS.

The correct answer to the question is B. HTTP/HTTPS.

Here's a brief explanation of the other protocols mentioned in the question:

A. SSH: Secure Shell (SSH) is a protocol used for secure remote login to a device. It is used to establish a secure, encrypted connection to a device's command line interface (CLI).

C. SFTP: Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a protocol used for secure file transfer over a network. It uses SSH to provide a secure, encrypted connection between the client and the server.

D. FTP: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet.

E. SCP: Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) is a protocol used to securely transfer files between a local host and a remote host, or between two remote hosts. It uses SSH for authentication and encryption.

In summary, NX-API uses HTTP/HTTPS as its transport protocol.